Herbs for diabetes

Forget the GAPs diet, the FODMAP diet and all the other crazy or restrictive diets. 

Research again confirms that the Mediterranean diet is the best.

This time is has been shown that the Mediterranean is effective in reducing cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Goat’s rue has also been shown to help reduce high blood sugar levels.

Cinnamon is another great herb to improve diabetes.

And from the Ayurvedic herbal medicine tradition, we have gymnema and bitter melon.

Gymnea is a wonderful herb which not only helps lower blood sugar but may also help reduce body weight.

Gymnema has another incredible effect, if you chew a tiny piece of the leaf, or place a few drops of a tincture on your tongue, it will completely anaesthetise your sweet taste buds for several hours.

This can be used to reduce sweet cravings.

And for all your coffee drinkers out there, coffee has also been shown to be associated with a lower risk of diabetes.

Normal black tea has not been shown to reduce risk. I suspect that chai, rich is species including cinnamon, would lower risk.